Event: The Indian Consumer - Retail Opportunities in India

8th November 2012

Event: The Indian Consumer - Retail Opportunities in India

The date for “The Indian Consumer - Retail Opportunities in India” event has now passed. However, Eversheds offers an extensive calendar of events and seminars on a variety topics throughout the year. Please click here to visit our training pages.

Who should attend?

CEOs, MDs, FDs and business development professionals from SMEs UK retail companies of all sizes – both those who are considering the Indian market, as well as those who have existing operations in India Organisations supporting the retail sector internationally, retail, logistics and supply chain companies.


On 14th September, the Indian Government made the landmark decision of permitting up to 51% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Multi-Brand Retail in India. The Cabinet also further liberalized FDI in Single-Brand Retail (previously announced in January this year) by approving amendments to the existing policy relating to brand ownership and mandatory sourcing requirements.

These revolutionary developments have encouraged a host of major global retailers to explore this high potential market with their eye on the Indian consumer prize which according to industry experts will expand to reach a market size of £2.3 trillion by 2020.

Valued at an impressive £345 billion and identified as being one of the top five retail markets in the world, the Indian retail industry has finally acquired its place in the global spotlight. This event will consider the unique characteristics of the Indian consumer market, focusing on the influential new trends in the retail and single brands sector. It will highlight exciting new business opportunities for UK retail and supply chain logistics companies.

Join up to fifty high level business leaders for a practical discussion on doing business in this rapidly expanding market.

Hear from expert speakers and listen to and participate in a Q&A with UK businesses that have successfully cracked the Indian market – consider why they chose India and how they did it.

Brands from across the world are making their way into India in to sell their products to the burgeoning middle-class. Attend this seminar to gain insights and practical advice on how to expand your business to India.


  • 5.30pm: Registration

  • 6.00pm: Welcome from Parmjit Singh, Partner, Eversheds LLP

  • 6.05pm: Introduction from the UKIBC, Kevin McCole, COO, UK Indian Business Council

  • l6.10pm: A few words from UKFT, Womenswear Specialist, Laurian Davies, UK Fashion and Textile Association

  • 6.15pm: Panel discussion

  • 7:00pm: Q&A session

  • 7.30pm: Networking canapés and drinks

  • 8.30pm: Event comes to a close

How to register:

Location: Eversheds LLP, 1 Wood Street, City of London, EC2V 7WS
Date 20th November
Time 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Capacity 70
Fees UKIBC members – complimentaryUKFT members - £30.00Non-members - £50.00
Register here: Event has taken place

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